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What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

The thoracic outlet carries nerves, arteries, and veins. It is actually an opening at the lower front and side of the neck between two muscles. Vessels arise out of the chest cavity from the heart and nerves enter the outlet from the neck. The clavicle or collarbone lies above the nerves and vessels as they go into the upper extremity and body. Injury to the thoracic outlet..... Continue reading

Muscular and Nerve Conditions Causing Elbow Pain

Elbow pain and restriction may be caused by muscular or nerve compression/entrapment conditions. This article does not discuss tendon injuries golfer's or tennis elbow, but only biomechanical problems that are muscular related. Injuries to the muscles that contribute to elbow pain may come from..... Continue reading

Cervical Disc

The cervical discs are small cushions between the bones in the neck. The discs absorb the shock of trauma to the neck in addition to assisting the neck with movements. There are only 6 discs in the neck. There are no discs between the base of the skull and the first vertebrae or between the 1st and 2nd vertebrae...... Continue reading

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